Cafe Panache

A Ramsey, NJ Dining Review

Cafe Panache

Cafe Panache

130 E. Main St. (Franklin Tpke.)
Ramsey, NJ 07446




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Eclectic / Int'l

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class


Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For: BYOB diners who enjoy an excellent Eclectic / Int'l menu in an attractive, elegant setting.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a traditional American menu in a family oriented casual setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Roasted Duck with coffee, orange, and cocoa sauce; The Crispy Wasabi Halibut; and the Pecan Chicken Breast with Dijon Mustard Sauce. If you prefer, try a homemade pasta dish.

Liquor: BYOB

thumbs up Well prepared dishes with seasonally changing menu.

thumbs upUses local, fresh seasonal ingredients gathered from neighboring farmers.

thumbs down While there are many tables spaced apart, the bistro style seating area tables are spaced very close together.


Restaurant Review

Cafe Panache is a landmark, top rated high end, elegant BYOB Ramsey restaurant. This is a popular dining spot for celebrating a special occasion.


Run by Chef-owner Kevin Kohler who prior to opening this restaurant trained at the fine dining Four Seasons and the Palace in New York City, and Chez Panisse in Berkeley.


Kevin Kohler has been one of the first chef's to use locally grown, farm to table produce and free range live-stock.


Grown in nearby Abma's Farm, Wyckoff, the fresh ingredients are carefully introduced to enhance the flavor of the dishes in his seasonally changing eclectic menu.


This 84-seat restaurant is located in a converted house, with an attractive vestibule that opens onto a reception area adorned with gold leaf arched ceiling glitters with gold leaf. There are three separate rooms, all with a warm and inviting ambiance, comfortable chairs or banquettes, with some bistro style seating.


The main dining area is attractively done up in a warm nutmeg hue.


Don't leave Cafe Panache without having dessert. They are made in-house. When available try the Bittersweet-Chocolate pie with tangy raspberry puree; or the Vanilla Crème Brulée


There is also a Private Room available for dining.



(updated: August, 2015)


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